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January 28, 2021

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It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

Other News

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Ears Have It

It’s 6am, the sun is only just nudging its way through the clouds. I am up early to write my Soapbox. I was going to write on something else, but this morning when I woke and stumbled to my desk I saw my open diary: 22 January, Michael’s birthday. He would have been 61 today.

Why Pat Morton?

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson is raising a motion to re-name culturally significant local sites at today's council meeting.

Trusted window

Dave Rastovich, Broken Head As someone who happily does not participate in the woeful communicative medium of social media and...

Conspiratorial breaths

R Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Thanks to the Collins English Dictionary 4th edition, for insight to the realm of words. Conspire...

A lot to bang on about at golf clubs and bowlos

Gone are the days when services and sports clubs dished up a choice between a pie and chips, or...

Bob Stewart appeal date set

The man found guilty of cruelty charges against a pet dog in South Golden Beach will have his fate decided in Lismore in May.

Discover Ballina

With easy parking and river breezes, Ballina is the perfect combination of convenience and ease as a destination for shopping and services that are not available within the Byron Shire.

Ballina is centred on an island at the mouth of the Richmond River. It is a playground for beach lovers, surfers, boaties, anglers and eco-adventurers. It is also just a hop, skip, and jump, or more to the point a 15-minute drive down the freeway from the Byron Shire.

The Point Bar and Restaurant

1. Absolute Waterfront

With an atmosphere that will take your breath away, The Point Bar and Restaurant on the Richmond River is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. Conference and wedding packages available.

www.thepointballina.com.au

6618 1188


Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina Byron

2. Ramada

Stylish riverside accommodation, featuring hotel spa rooms, 1 to 2 bedroom suites or penthouses with outdoor heated pool, gym and conference facilities.

www.ramadaballinabyron.com.au

1800 826 181


Wallace and Co

3. Wallace and Co

Casual and formal clothing for men.

Stylish footwear for men and women.

Wallace and Co since 1895.

www.wallaces.com.au

02 6686 2081


Book Warehouse Ballina

4. Book Warehouse

The Book Warehouse celebrates one year at 165 River Street, Ballina this February.

Drop in for all your reading needs and gift ideas or phone 6686 0917.


Summerland Garden Centre

5. Summerland Garden Centre

Rare and collectable plants as well as popular varieties. The largest range of glazed, terracotta and stone pots in the area.

Friendly staff, offering great service and advice.

www.summerlandgc.com.au


Ballina Beach Village

6. Ballina Beach Village

The perfect weekend getaway – South Ballina’s favourite holiday park! Under new management; refurbished cabins, huge camping sites, pet friendly (with fully enclosed off-lead dog area), and onsite licensed cafe.

www.ballinabeachvillage.com.au


Lighthouse Beach Cafe

7. Lighthouse Beach Cafe

‘A lovely place for an outing with friends and family’ – Trip Advisor

Magical views and great food including GF and vegetarian choices.

Functions and weddings are a speciality.

www.lighthousebeachcafe.com.au

6686 4380


Carpet One

8. Carpet One

Great range, expert advice, professional installation. Residential and commercial. Tough flooring that stands up to the rigours of day-to-day living.

www.carpetone.com.au/ballina

6686 3855


Play Forever Toys

9. Play Forever Toys

A toy store that understands a child’s need for meaningful play.

Offering educational toys and games that encourage joy and learning through play.

Insta: @playforevertoys


Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

10. Ballina Fair – Your Local

Enjoy the convenience of having it all on your doorstep with over fifty-five specialty retailers.

From food to fashion, shop in air-conditioned comfort with easy parking.

www.ballinafair.com.au


Northern Rivers Community Gallery

11. NRCG – Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Connecting artists, makers, and audiences with creative opportunity.

Home to the popular Gallery Cafe.

Penny Bennet artist floor talk Sat Feb 9, 11am.

www.nrcgballina.com.au

6681 6167

Rail trail debate

Geoff Meers, Suffolk Park It was good to read David Lisle’s comprehensive and reasoned discussion of the history of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail corridor....

No respect

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock Once again it’s that time of the year where we are meant to celebrate Australia day on 26 January. The day...

A window of trust

Baden Offord, Ocean Shores Wholeheartedly agree with Dave Rastovich’s spot-on letter regarding the value and benefit of The Echo, that it is a ‘trusted window’ (Letters,...

Conspiracy and pubs

Art Burroughes, Mullumbimby Regarding my article Conspiracy in the Pub becomes talking point (Echo, 20 January). How can we avoid falling foul of the growing tsunami of...